'Seton02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Seton of Meldrum, Seton of Seton, Seton of Touch

Alan de Wyntoun thought to be a kinsman of his wife
m. (c1347) Margaret de Seton (dau of Sir John de Seton)
1. Sir William de Seton (d before 03.1410)
Douglas ('Seton of Touch') starts with Sir William, showing him as father of John & Alexander by Catharine, dau of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun, whom TSP shows as wife of his elder son. TSP ('Winton'), which would probably have considered Douglas, reports that "There is some indication that Sir William was twice married; if so, the name of his first wife is unknown, but Jonet Fleming, elder daughter of Sir David Fleming of Biggar, was the mother of his second son" and notes that the suggestion (by Maitland) that Katharine Sinclare was mother of the sons "is proved to be erroneous in the case of Alexander, and is probably equally so as regards John". We speculate that mother not only of Alexander but also of John was ...
  m. Janet Fleming (dau of Sir David Fleming)
  A. Sir John de Seton of Seton (d before 1434)
  m. (before 08.03.1392-93) Catherine Sinclair (a 03.1450, dau of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun)
  i. Sir William de Seton (dvp Veneuil 17.08.1424)
m. Janet Dunbar (probably dau of George Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar)
  a. George Seton, 1st Lord (d c1415, d 1478/9)
  m1. (1436) Margaret Stewart (dau of John Stewart, Earl of Buchan, Constable of France)
  (1) John, Master of Seton (dvp by 1476)
  m. Christian Lindsay (dau of John Lindsay, 1st Lord of the Byres)
  (A) George Seton, 2nd Lord (d 1507-8) --
  m. Margaret Campbell (dau of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll) --
  (B) John Seton (a 1491)
  (C) Alexander Seton (a 1501, Baillie of Tranent)
  (D) Margaret Seton (dsps)
  m. Robert Lyle, 2nd Lord (a 1495, Ambasador)
m2. (before 08.01.1458/9) Christian Murray (dau (sb sister?) of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine)
  (2) Christian Seton
  m. Hugh Douglas of Borg
  b. Catherine Seton (d before 1478) --
  m1. (c1429) Sir Alan Stewart of Derneley --
  m2. Herbert Maxwell, 1st Lord of Carlaverock (d before 14.02.1453-4)
  c. Janet Seton (a 1492) --
  m1. John Halyburton, 1st/2nd Lord (d before 05.07.1454) --
  m2. Edward Congalton (Congletoun) (son of John of that ilk)
  ii. Christian de Seton --
  m. (c02.09.1416) Sir Norman Leslie of Rothes and Fythkill (b c1380, d before 02.1439-40) --
iii. Janet de Seton --
  m. Robert, Master of Keith (dvp 1446) --
  iv. Marion Seton possibly of this generation --
  m. (c1430) Sir William Baillie of Lamington --
B. Sir Alexander de Seton, Lord Gordon (d 1440)
  m. (1408) Elizabeth Gordon of Gordon (d 16.03.1438-9, dau of Sir Adam Gordon of that ilk)
  i. Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Huntly (d 15.07.1470)
  m1. (c08.01.1426-7, div) Egidia Hay (dau of Sir John Hay of Tullibody)
  a. Sir Alexander Seton of Touch (a 1488)
  m. Elizabeth Erskine (dau of Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord)
(1) Sir Alexander Seton of Touch (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. Elizabeth Home (dau of Alexander, Lord Home)
  (A) Sir Ninian Seton of Touch
  m. Janet Chisholm (dau of Sir Edmund (not Edward) Chisholm of Cromlix, relict of Sir Alexander Napier)
  (i) Sir Walter Seton of Touch
  m. Elizabeth Erskine (dau of John, Lord Erskine)
  (a) James Seton of Touch
  m1. Janet Cranstoun (dau of Sir William Cranstoun of that ilk)
  m2. Jean Edmonston (dau of Edmonston of Ednam)
  (b) Janet Seton (d 02.02.1616) probably of this generation
  m1. Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull (d 01.10.1576)
  m2. (before 15.07.1579/80) John Forbes, 8th Lord (b 03.07.1542, d 29.06.1606)
  (c) Marion Seton possibly of this generation
  m. James Muschet of Burnbank
  (ii) daughter probably of this generation
  m. John Lecky of that ilk (d Pinkiecleuch 10.09.1547)
TSP (Huntly) reports that the 1st Earls's second wife was Elizabeth Crichton but, noting that Elizabeth survived him, reports also that the Earl is thought to have married a daughter of Cumming of Altyre as his third or fourth wife. A contributor (RS, 20.01.04), after looking into the IGI, suggests that he married the Cumming daughter about 1434 which would make her his second wife and so, assuming that she died within a few years, avoid the discrepancy. We follow that suggestion but note that TCP (Huntly) does not mention this marriage. In Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland', used for the Cumming family, Jean is described as Alexander's fourth wife.
  m2. (c1434) Jean Cumming ('Fair Maid of Moray', probably dau of Sir Thomas Cumming of Altyr)
  b. Janet Gordon (d before 1473)
  m. Sir James Innes, 12th of that ilk (d c1491)
  c. Margaret Gordon (d c1506)
m. (26.06.1484) Hugh Rose, 8th of Kilravock (d 17.03.1517)
  m3. (by 18.03.1439-40) Elizabeth Crichton (d 09.07.1479, dau of William Crichton, 1st Lord, Chancellor)
  d. George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly (d c08.06.1501, Chancellor of Scotland) --
  m1. (mcrt 20.05.1445, div) Elizabeth Dunbar (d before 03.1494, dau of James Dunbar, Earl of Moray)
  m2. (10.03.1459, div 24.07.1471) Annabella Stewart (dau of James Stewart, King James I of Scots) --
  m3. (12.05.1476) Elizabeth Hay (dau of William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll)
  e. Sir Alexander Gordon, 1st of Abergeldie (d before 01.1504)
  m. Beatrice Hay (dau of William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll)
  f. Adam Gordon (d 05.06.1529, Dean of Caithness)
g. William Gordon
  h. Margaret Gordon
  i. Elizabeth Gordon (d 17.04.1500) --
  m1. (mcrt 15.11.1461) Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll (dsp 1470)
  m2. (before 12.07.1471) John Kennedy, 2nd Lord --
j. Christian Gordon --
  m. (before 08.07.1468) William Forbes, 3rd Lord (d before 05.07.1483) --
  k. Catherine Gordon
  m. James Strangeways
  ii. William Seton, 1st of Meldrum (d Brechin 18.05.1452)
  m. Elisabeth de Meldrum (dau of William de Meldrum of Meldrum)
  a. Alexander Seton, 2nd of Meldrum (a 1456)
  m. ?? Sutherland (dau of Alexander Sutherland of Duffus)
  (1) William Seton, 3rd of Meldrum (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Leslie (dau of Alexander Leslie of Wardes)
  (A) Alexander Seton, 4th of Meldrum (d c1526)
  m1. Agnes Gordon (dau of Patrick Gordon of Haddo)
(i) William Seton, 5th of Meldrum (a 1535)
  m1. Janet Gordon (dau of James Gordon, 2nd of Lesmoir)
  (a) Alexander Seton, 6th of Meldrum
  m1. Elizabeth Irvine (dau of Alexander Irvine of Lonmay, younger of Drum)
  ((1)) Alexander Seton (dvp 1590)
  m. (mcrt 21.10.1584) Christian Fraser (dau of Michael Fraser of Stainywood)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Seton
  m1. (1610) John Urquhart of Craigfintry (b 1547, d 08.11.1631)
  Their son Patrick inherited Meldrum.
  m2. (mcrt 27.06.1634) Alexander Fraser, 1st/10th Lord of Saltoun (b 1604, d 11.08.1693)
m2. (mcrt 12.08.1579) Jean Abernethy (dau of Alexander Abernethy, 6th Lord of Saltoun)
  ((2)) John Seton, 5th of Meldrum (dsp 1619)
  m. Grisel Stewart (dau of Earl of Atholl)
  ((3)) William Seton, 6th of Meldrum (a 1623, dsp)
  m. Anne Crichton (dau of Sir James Crichton of Frendraught)
  ((4)) Margaret Seton
  m. _ Chalmers of Balbithou
  ((5)) Isabel Seton
  m. Thomas Erskine of Pittodrie
  (b) John Seton of Lumphard, Brommhill & Mounie
  m. Marjory Panton (dau of ?? Panton of Pitmedden)
  ((1)) William Seton of Mounie
  (c) William Seton of Slattie
m2. Margaret Innes (dau of _ Innes of Leuchars)
  (d) George Seton of Barnes (dsp, Chancellor of Aberdeen)
  (e) James Seton of Bourtie, 1st of Pitmedden
  m. Margaret Rolland (dau of William Rolland)
  (ii) Alexander Seton, Chancellor of Aberdeen
  m2. Janet Leith (dau of George Leith of Barnes)
  (iii) son
  (2) Elizabeth Seton possibly of this generation
  m. James Leslie, 2nd of Pitcaple
  (3) Janet Seton probably of this family, possibly of this generation
  m. William Udny of that ilk (d before 1509)
  iii. Henry Seton (d Brechin 14.05.1482)
  iv. Elizabeth Seton
  m. Alexander, Lords of the Isles and Earl of Ross
  v. Katherine (Janet) Seton --
  m. James Dunbar, 4th Earl of Moray (d 10.08.1429) --
  C. Janet de Seton
  m. (before 03.03.1413-4) George Dunbar, younger of March
2. Margaret (or Christiana) de Seton --
  m. George, 10th Earl of Dunbar, 3rd Earl of March (b c1340, d c1420) --

Main source(s):
(1) TSP (Seton of Winton), BP1934 (Eglinton)
(2) Seton of Meldrum : Stirnet's BG family records, BP1934 (Seton of Pitmedden)
(3) Seton of Touch : BP1934 (Seton of Abercorn), Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' ('Seton of Touch', p166+)
(4) BP1934 (Huntly)
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